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Corporate Lackey wants to move up in the game. [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2007, 09:06
If I can manage a 730 on the GMAT and in consideration of my profile below, what are my chances of being admitted to Anderson or Haas? Is a scholarship out of the question? I am debating whether or not Fall 2008 is too early. I do want to get the GMAT out of the way within 8 weeks, however.

Me:
26, male, Asian.

Jobs:
Financial Analyst, Comcast (1 year)
-Report to CFO, creation of budgets for several lines of business, report creation, generally well liked by all

Merchandise Planner, Hollywood Video's HQ (1.5 year)
-Revenue forecasting, demand forecasting, inventory supply, budget creation.

Securities Broker (6 months)
NASD Licenced. Decided I wanted a more analytical job.

Internship/Others:
Boeing Company, Financial Analyst (6 months during college.)

US Marines Officer Candidate, went through summer training program. Offered a commission as an officer but decided that I liked civilian life.

Undergrad:
Econ Major, math and PS minor. Some business classes.
Extracurricular is above average but GPA is a goofy 3.15.

Extra:
Avid road cyclist, small photography business on the side.


Question:

Assuming I can synthesize the above into a palatable application, assuming I can swing a 730 GMAT, can I get into UCLA or Haas? Can I get a scholarship?

Thanks for your analysis.
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MIN wrote:
If I can manage a 730 on the GMAT and in consideration of my profile below, what are my chances of being admitted to Anderson or Haas? Is a scholarship out of the question? I am debating whether or not Fall 2008 is too early. I do want to get the GMAT out of the way within 8 weeks, however.

Me:
26, male, Asian.

Jobs:
Financial Analyst, Comcast (1 year)
-Report to CFO, creation of budgets for several lines of business, report creation, generally well liked by all

Merchandise Planner, Hollywood Video's HQ (1.5 year)
-Revenue forecasting, demand forecasting, inventory supply, budget creation.

Securities Broker (6 months)
NASD Licenced. Decided I wanted a more analytical job.

Internship/Others:
Boeing Company, Financial Analyst (6 months during college.)

US Marines Officer Candidate, went through summer training program. Offered a commission as an officer but decided that I liked civilian life.

Undergrad:
Econ Major, math and PS minor. Some business classes.
Extracurricular is above average but GPA is a goofy 3.15.

Extra:
Avid road cyclist, small photography business on the side.


Question:

Assuming I can synthesize the above into a palatable application, assuming I can swing a 730 GMAT, can I get into UCLA or Haas? Can I get a scholarship?

Thanks for your analysis.


MIN,

Sorry for the delayed reply; it's been busy. Your professional profile looks good, and you have some interesting elements in your profile (cyclist, photo biz, Marines, Boeing, Hollywood Video), so with a 730 I think you have a decent chance of admission at UCLA, though the lack of community leadership is a negative. Haas looks tougher to me, though not out of the question. I don't know UCLA's scholarship policies well enough to comment, but I doubt Haas would offer you a scholarship. So maybe apply this year, and just reapply next year with a stronger app if you get dinged. You are still young enough for that to be a low-risk strategy.

Hope this helps,

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